Back and Forth/Up and Down:
will be discussed on German Television
When German literature critics
Marcel Reich-Ranicki or
Elke Heidenreich introduce a new novel, TV viewers can be sure that the
book will appear on the bestseller list the following week. The TV show
"Bilderstreit" (Contention of Images) on the German station 3sat
doesn’t promise quite the same beneficial effects for the artist, but it’s
nice that TV has become interested in art, too. Soon, "Bilderstreit" will
be introducing films and debates on contemporary artists and their work.
"Contention is a part of the concept," according to 3sat. The program not
only targets art experts, but should also appeal to a wider audience.
On June 19, the curator
Jean-Christophe Ammann, the journalist
Ursula Bode, the director of the Modern Pinakothek
Carla Schulz-Hoffmann, and the art professor
Bazon Brock will be discussing Richard Artschwager, whose exhibition "Back
and Forth/Up and Down" can currently be seen in the
In addition, the following themes will also be introduced:
Niki de Saint Phalle, who died one year ago; de Saint Phalle became famous
above all for her
Nanas and her shooting pictures.
K.R.H. Sonderborg, one of the most important proponents of the German
Informel and also represented with several works in the collection of the
Deutsche Bank. And, finally,
Andrea Zittel, whose work has been described as a "colorful mix between
utilitarian object and art object."
The program will be broadcast on June 19 at 10 PM on 3sat and repeated on June
25 at 2:15 PM, also on 3sat.
And here's something else to note: Silke Sommer will be
holding a lecture on the occasion of the exhibition in the Deutsche
Guggenheim entitled "What does it feel like to look? Observations on the
work of Richard Artschwager," also taking place on June 19 at 7 PM.
DB Real Estate: Commitment to Architecture
Under the title Visionen und Utopien – Architekturzeichnungen aus dem
Museum of Modern Art in New York (Visions and Utopias – Architectural
Drawings from the Museum of Modern Art in New York) and running
through August 3, 2003, the Frankfurt Schirn Kunsthalle is showing an
exhibition of around two hundred drawings by seventy-two well-known
architects. The works borrowed from the renowned New York museum include
drawings by Frank Lloyd Wright, Mies van der Rohe, Oscar Niemeyer, Le
Corbusier, Aldo Rossi, Rem Koolhaas, Frank Gehry, and Zaha Hadid, and
comprise some of the most important artistic and historical documents in
twentieth century architecture. Now, they can be seen together for the
first time in Europe.
The show was made possible through the
financial support of DB Real Estate, whose CEO, Michael Kremer, recognized
a significant correspondence between the exhibition's themes and DB Real
Estate's own particular commitment: "For our company, innovative
architecture is not only a fascinating investment, but a leading
contribution to shaping our urban environment. (…) Our world is real
estate. A social responsibility arises out of this, which we are pleased
to honor as the head sponsor of this exhibition."